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84% of users want to throw away passwords, survey states

LaunchKey survey finds that 84% of users want to dispose of passwords all together
By: Chris Smith | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Aug 26, 2015 10:35 am

Text passwords are a thing of the past, or at least they should be, according to recently released findings from a LaunchKey survey. whil 46% of users stated that they had more then 10 passwords to keep track of, a massive 84% further claimed that they would rather remove passwords all together.

 

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Obviously some form of protection must be added, with experts pointing towards authentication-style security being the way to go. This will help eliminate user-centered issues such as 77% of the surveyed population stating they often forget passwords, followed by a common trend of constantly changing passwords being a serious annoyance.

 

LaunchKey CEO Geoff Sanders agrees, stating in a recently issued press release that "the future of authentication is free from traditional passwords," adding "We must remove the vulnerability and liability that passwords have created while implementing more secure authentication methods that account for an evolving and diversified landscape of use cases, end users and threats."

 

Although authentication has been pointed to as one of the best ways to move forward, 64% of the surveyed people did not know what 2FA (two-factor authentication) is or means.

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